Tag: coffee

The Things We Do to Coffee Beans

A Visit to a Costa Rican Coffee Farm With limited time for leisure activities on a business trip to Costa Rica, I skip the beach and head, for part of my day, to a coffee farm. Why? Because I like…

Coffee Around the World

I’m probably never contemplating coffee more than on Monday morning, except that I also like it every other workday and on weekends. My favorite place for a jolt is Starbucks, no matter where I happen to be. —Lori Tripoli  …

Greening My Road Trip

Sigh. We all know it’s less than environmentally correct to hop into the car on one of the most traffic-ridden weekends of the year, but sometimes we all just need to get away. Two environmentally cool things about my road…

Embracing the Grind in Newport

For me, the only thing more dangerous than having to walk past a book store on my way home from work (personally, I think Kramerbooks and Afterwords Café should still be grateful for my patronage during my D.C. years) is…

We Brake for Giant Lobsters

Traveling on U.S. 1 and desperately trying to spot mile markers, which seem to have shrunk over time, the Brawny Sherpa and I are in no particular hurry to land on Key West. If we see a curiosity, we’ll stop…

Sunshine Coffee Books Seattle

Thinking of a place as a city of environmentalists certainly isn’t a bad thing. I was reminded of my own first visit to Seattle as I was reading Allison Winn Scotch’s The Theory of Opposites, a thoroughly entertaining and amusing…

Paris: Macarons and Macabre All in One Morning

I don’t suppose it’s entirely wrong to swing by McDonald’s Paris for some coffee and macarons before heading into the catacombs on a hot summer day. Otherwise, why would the two have been placed so close together? Should eating and…